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Todd Hirsch

Todd Hirsch


Todd joined ATB Financial in May 2007 as its Chief Economist. As the bank’s top economic expert, he tracks and analyzes developments in Alberta’s and North America’s economy. Todd spends most of his time crisscrossing the province, sharing these economic insights at over 150 presentations a year.

Todd provides economic commentary for CBC, CTV, The Globe and Mail, The Business News Network and the BBC and other local, national and international news outlets. In 2011, he was recognized as one of Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People by Alberta Venture magazine.

He received his BA Honours in Economics from the University of Alberta and an MA in Economics from the University of Calgary. Since completing his education in 1993, he has held a series of economist positions at a variety of for-profit and public sector organizations, including the Canada West Foundation, the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Bank of Canada. For almost a decade, Todd taught economics at the U of C.

Todd’s been recognized as one of Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People by Alberta Venture magazine, and was recently honoured by the federal government with the Diamond Jubilee Medal. In 2014 he was appointed to the Alberta Economic Development Authority, and to the Board of Governors of the University of Calgary.

In February 2012, Todd released his first book, The Boiling Frog Dilemma: Saving Canada from Economic Decline.